Re: [R] Justifying R to anti open-source management

From: Yves Magliulo <ym_at_climpact.com>
Date: Thu 18 May 2006 - 01:17:26 EST

hi,

should give you a piece of advice with all the links related.

Best,

Yves

Le mer 17/05/2006 à 16:39, Patrick Burns a écrit :

> Not precisely what you are looking for, but perhaps
>
> http://www.burns-stat.com/pages/Tutor/R_relative_statpack.pdf
>
> can help.
>
>
> Patrick Burns
> patrick@burns-stat.com
> +44 (0)20 8525 0696
> http://www.burns-stat.com
> (home of S Poetry and "A Guide for the Unwilling S User")
>
> Peter Baker (CMIS, St Lucia) wrote:
>
> >Hi
> >
> >I apologise for this question as it really must be a FAQ. Unfortunately,
> >I can't find the answer and I'm tired of looking at endless google results
> >
> >A colleague of mine works for a state government department that has a
> >policy against open source software or software tainted by open
> >source. Other government departments in the same state use R but this
> >particular department is driven by very non-numerate people and
> >superficially at least it appears somewhat backward IT-wise. The
> >department may purchase SPlus (which may be better for non programmer
> >types anyway) or SPSS but it would nice to have the option to use R
> >
> >The Q:
> >
> >Are there any documents/reports/papers out there justifying R that
> >comment on
> >- quality of R
> >- huge range of libraries available
> >- support (via a huge and enthusiastic user base - any ideas on how
> > many people use R)
> >
> >I suspect that providing existing documents would carry more weight
> >rather than writing a case from scratch or providing people's email
> >opinions
> >
> >Thanks in advance!
> >
> >Cheers
> >Peter
> >
> >
> >
>
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